Bear Bus Shuttle Program

Hamlin Hall, Room 406
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)

Available Routes

The Bear Bus is a free shuttle service for the Oakland University community. Off-campus routes require you to present your GrizzCard in order to gain access to the shuttles. You are not required to show identification in order to board a shuttle for an on-campus route. Wait times are subject to change depending on campus traffic.

Please note that hours of operation and routes are subject to change based on ridership and the flow of campus traffic. For the most accurate day-to-day routes, please view routes using the Transloc app. The Bear Bus will not be operating over any academic breaks throughout the year.

Green Route
Monday - Friday (7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Rec Center, Hillcrest Hall, University Circle, Wilson Hall

Purple Route
Monday - Thursday (6 - 11 p.m.) Hillcrest Hall, Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Ravine Drive, Rec Center

Red Route
Monday - Friday (3 - 9 p.m.), Saturday (1 - 5 p.m.) Hillcrest Hall, Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Walmart, Panera, Five Guys Burger and Fries, Meijer

Orange Route
Friday - Saturday (6 - 10 p.m.) Hillcrest Hall, Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Downtown Rochester, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Village, Whole Foods, Busch’s

Gray Route
Saturday (11 a.m. - 9 p.m.), Sunday (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Hillcrest Hall, Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, Great Lakes Crossing Mall

Yellow Route
Run by request with the Purple Route (6 - 9 p.m.) Hillcrest Hall, Hamlin Circle, 4000 AVN, McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendy's/Tim Hortons
How to reach the Bear Bus
Each Bear Bus is supplied with a duty phone to increase communication between the driver and the OU Community. Each Bear Bus driver is equipped with a Bluetooth headset which will be used to answer phone calls. As with any phone service, the connection may drop out during unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances such as inclement weather.

If you need to contact a particular Bear Bus vehicle, please use the following phone numbers:

Grizz Line Shuttle: (248) 935-3705

Clawz Line Shuttle: (248) 935-4761

Gold Line Shuttle: (248) 445-0041

Black Line Shuttle: (248) 445-0076

Black Lightning Van: (248) 259-5247

Rolling Thunder Van: (248) 894-7626